The Big Bike Revival returns to Wigan

The Big Bike Revival Wigan is backThe Big Bike Revival Wigan is back
The Big Bike Revival Wigan is back
The Big Bike Revival Wigan is back once again.

Cycle events have already taken place at Leigh and Hindley leisure centre’s this month and more are to come around the borough in the next few weeks.

The event aims to help anyone to begin or return to cycling for everyday activities with a programme of free services getting bikes ready to ride.

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Participants can book a time slot, bring a bike for a free check-up and repair for all ages, sizes and types of bikes.

It is funded by Cycling UK and delivered by Inspiring healthy lifestyles and Gearing Up Cycle Workshop.

Sessions are available in 20 minute timeslots, with fully qualified bike mechanics carrying out all work and Covid-19 procedures in place to ensure events are as safe as possible.

Those involved can pick up ome cycling goodies and find information about where to ride and how to keep their bike in good condition.

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James Scott, director of behaviour change and development at Cycling UK, said the event had grown a lot from when it was first piloted five years ago.

He said: “The essence of the Big Bike Revival is very much the same as it was when it was first piloted five years ago but it has grown exponentially over the years.”

The Big Bike Revival scheme provides funding and support, so that independent bike shops, bicycle recycling organisations and not-for-profit cycling groups can offer assistance to those who need it.

From bike safety checks and repairs to bike loans – this scheme will ensure that everyone can get from A to B on two wheels.

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Events coming up include at Howe Bridge Leisure Centre on Friday, October 30 between 2pm and 5pm.

While there is a Gearing Up Workshop, at The Brick works, Wigan, on Saturday, October 31 between 9am and 1pm.

Then there is one at Ashton Leisure Centre on Friday, November 6, between 4pm and 7pm and at Standish Leisure Centre on Saturday, November 7 between 10am and 1pm/

Organisers have said people should visit for further information and to book a time slot at any of the events.

Booking for the events is essential.